n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate…
n. the surge of energy upon catching a glance from someone you like—a thrill that starts in your stomach, arcs up through your lungs and flashes into a spontaneous smile—which scrambles your ungrounded circuits and tempts you to chase that feeling with a kite and a key.
There’s a coffee place right near here. I think you’d enjoy what’s on their menu… *looked her over* were your eyeteeth always that long?
How rude of you.
I have a condition.
I know your body inside and out! That is new to me…anyway…*took her to get coffee*
I picked this up for you. Consider it your severance package. *handed her a small white box with a necklace inside of it. The necklace looked like the molecular structure for melatonin. Under it was a check for $T 100,000.*
(bow chicka wow wow)
*opens the box and examines the necklace*
Melatonin and monetary gain. How cruel.
*pocketed the check*
Though I suppose I should appreciate this gift regardless of how inconsiderate it is.